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    Sumiko Kobayashi
Voiced by Yuko Kobayashi / Yuko Khato (JP), Stephanie Young (EN), Erika Robledo (first Latin-American Spanish dub), Laura Orlázabal (third Latin-American Spanish dub)

Conan and the Detective Boys' homeroom teacher who later appoints herself as their "manager" when they're out solving cases.

She later becomes Inspector Shiratori's girlfriend on account of him remembering that she was the girl he had helped in the past and not the physically similar Sato, whom he had been chasing after originally.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her "Before" appearance was colored brown. Her "Middle" and "After" appearances had her colored as dark blue.
  • Adorkable: Mostly when she acts as the "manager" of the Detective Boys or when she's with her boyfriend, Shiratori, who slips into borderline adorkable status around her.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally a one-shot character, it took her about 150 chapters to show up a second timenote , and she only becomes a semi-regular about 200 chapters after that.
  • Betty and Veronica: The gentle, Shrinking Violet teacher "Betty" to Sato's aggressive, Action Girl cop "Veronica" for Shiratori's "Archie". Subverted in that Shiratori thought that Sato was his true love he met in childhood...which was actually Kobayashi; besides that, Sato is an Official Couple with Takagi and Kobayashi thought Shiratori was only interested in her because of her resemblance to Sato. Thankfully, it was all sorted out.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When she thought that Shiratori was only with her because of her strong resemblance to Detective Sato, she remained cold and took quite the distance towards him until she remembered him as the boy who helped her.
    • Even before that there's her whole Sadist Teacher act, which worked so well that only the kids stepping into her rehearsals could undo it.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Shiratori. It's also rather curiously played with: They met as children, yes, but unlike the other "childhood couples" they didn't know each other's names and lost sight of each other for decades after their chance encounter. When they met again, adulthood and time had changed them thoroughly (Shiratori was quite more prideful, Kobayashi was more shy and quiet), he had chased after another woman for a long time believing that she was Kobayashi, and she couldn't remember him. He still recognized her as the "destiny girl" upon laying his sight on her, she later recalled him, and then they got together.
  • Cool Teacher: After her first episode she becomes a more fun, but still firm teacher to her students.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Her "after" appearance has her with matching black-blue hair and blue eyes, rather than her original light brown hair/black eyes looks.
  • Fangirl: Of Ranpo Edogawa.
  • First Girl After All: Shiratori had always been in love with a girl he befriended when young, and after thinking for some time that she had grown to become Detective Sato (leading to the Love Triangle with Detective Takagi), it turned out "the girl" was Kobayashi-sensei, who to be fair looks a lot like Satou.
  • Flower Motifs: Sakura. Which turn out to be a huge hint that she was Shiratori's true love from childhood.
    Kobayashi: "Because the sakura is the symbol of police officers! Determined, kind, and dignified. It's a flower of justice!"
  • Foil: In contrast of Kobayashi-sensei's physical resemblance to Sato, however, the two women have almost entirely different personality traits: While Kobayashi-sensei is more gentle, softspoken, cautious, and careful in any given situation. Sato is reckless, outspoken, daring, and impulsive.
  • Friend to All Children: Even with her Sadist Teacher act, she was only doing it for the children's sake. After she drops it, she plays the trope completely straight and all the kids adore her.
  • Friend to All Living Things: During her Sadist Teacher act, Kobayashi took care of the plants and fish in secret. Ayumi once caught her doing so.
  • Girly Girl: Towards Sato's tomboy. Rather eagerly lampshaded by Yumi when they meet and she mistakes her for Sato, then is surprised by "Miwako"'s meekness.
  • Hidden Depths: A retroactive example. In Shiratori's flashback to when he first met Kobayashi-sensei, notice how she is acting more assertive when she catches the two grown up thieves.
  • Hot Teacher: More of a cute one, though.
  • Identical Stranger: Without her glasses, Kobayashi looks a LOT like Detective Sato. Which troubles her when Shiratori shows interest in her, as she believes at first he only likes her because of her physical similarity to Sato. (Not to mention, the reason why Shiratori mistook Sato as the girl he liked was because of her looks.)
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Subverted. She was this to Shiratori, but only when they were children. When they meet again as adults and properly get together, she has grown into a more shy and thoughtful person. Nevertheless, Shiratori loves her just the way she is.
  • Meaningful Name: Sumiko, means "lovely child" which reflects her fondness for children.
  • Meganekko: A rare adult version, but Kobayashi is a cute teacher who wears big glasses.
  • Morality Pet: Downplayed. While Shiratori is far from evil or a being a straight up jerk, it's all but stated that she brings out the best in him.
  • Nice Girl: One of the friendliest people you'll meet in the series.
  • Official Couple: With Shiratori.
  • Otaku: Of mystery novels.
  • Pet the Dog: Even when she was making herself pass as a Sadist Teacher, Kobayashi couldn't fully hide her kind nature, thus she watered the plants and fed the pet fishes in secret.
  • Rescue Romance: With Shiratori. As children, he supported her when she stood up to shoplifters. As adults, he is one of the persons who protects her when she's targeted by a murderer because she knows too much (complete with a Declaration of Protection), and him giving a “The Reason You Suck” Speech to the culprit that sounded almost exactly like the one he gave to the shoplifters is what makes her remember that he was the boy from their past.

    Dr. Tomoaki Araide
Voiced by Hideyuki Hori (JP)

The handsome son of Kogoro's doctor, with the bad luck of being introduced in the case where his dad was murdered. After that, he's been seen around more than once, acting nice to almost everyone and being a possible Romantic Runner-Up.

Later on, it's discovered that the Black Organization member, Vermouth, had been using his image as a cover during her manhunt for Ai Haibara.

  • Gambit Pileup: In the middle of two of these. See the main page for more details.
  • Hospital Hottie: He's one good-looking doctor. Just look at him!
  • Megane: The glasses he wears highlight his physical beauty.
  • Nice Guy: Even veering into a male Ingenue of sorts, since he's way too gullible sometimes.
  • Romantic False Lead: Was presented as one, thought he's much nicer than the standard. And Ran was more interested in his sweater.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Sorry, dude. You're nice and all, we all know it... but you're just not Shinichi. He doesn't win even in the Stranger from Ten Years Later OAV, no matter if it's canon or not.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: When he returns to his normal life after Vermouth tried to kill him and took over his identity for a while, most people don't notice a difference and comment on what a good person he is. This causes him to wonder whether his impostor is really evil.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Not as "dark" as others, but pretty tall and very beautiful.

    Jodie Saintemillion
Voiced by Miyuki Ichijou (JP), Gigliola Mariángel (third Latin-American Spanish dub)

Ran and Sonoko's English teacher, an American young woman who's very pretty and friendly.

She was believed to be the Black Organization's Vermouth, but is actually an FBI agent named Jodie Starling looking into its whereabouts; unaware that the real Vermouth has been using her image as a disguise to hunt for Ai Haibara.

After her FBI status is revealed, she resigns from her teaching job and is seen taking part in cases; most of which involve the Black Organization.

Mandatory Naming Note: Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling.

  • Absolute Cleavage: In the episode that Heiji met Jodie for the first time.
  • Amicable Exes: With Shuichi — they dated fives years prior to the story, but when Shuichi infiltrated the Black Organization, he started dating Akemi Miyano in order to gain more info, but fell in love with her. He decided to break up with Jodie, citing, "To be able to love two women at the same time…it's not that handy a personality". Despite this and Jodie's lingering feelings for him, they work well together with no friction from their past romance.
  • Badass Driver: Despite her recklessness, Jodie has pulled amazing feats when driving.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do, DON'T mention Vermouth in front of her, especially if you consider Vermouth a good person.
  • Betty and Veronica: The straight-arrowed FBI agent ("Betty") to Akemi's mysterious Anti-Villain from an amoral syndicate ("Veronica") for Akai's "Archie". Originally, Akai was in a relationship with Jodie and only dated Akemi to get more info about the Organization, but came to fall in love with her for real and decided to break up with Jodie as a result.
  • Broken Bird: Her parents are killed when she was still very little, and that completely marked her life.
  • Catchphrase: "A secret makes a woman woman." Taken from Vermouth which she uses as a reminder of her mission in life.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When she was a child, Vermouth killed her parents.
  • Demoted to Extra: She appeared A LOT more as Ran and Sonoko's teacher compared to her later appearances after she was revealed as an FBI agent. And that doesn't even count the times Vermouth was impersonating her.
  • Drives Like Crazy: According to Akai, Jodie has no driving skills.
  • Edible Theme Naming: To give the Red Herring that she is related to the Black Organization, her last name came from the famous wine-producing region Saint-Émilion.
  • Funny Foreigner: Invoked by Jodie during her initial appearances to make people put their guards down when facing her.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: Aside from suggestive outfit, she's quite flirty. And she's a pretty young American woman.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Zig zagged. She and Akai were a couple, but he fell in love with Akemi and decided to break up with Jodie because of it. And after Akemi's death, Akai is still in love with her while Jodie's feelings for him have not disappeared.
  • Hot Teacher: She is an English teacher and wears quite slim-fitting outfits.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: Seems to have this relationship with James Black, because her father had been his fellow FBI partner.
  • Nerves of Steel: She is capable of keeping a cool head during crisis, like during a bus hijacking, she never fell out of her role as Jodie Saintemillion.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She was named after both Clarice Starling, one of the main protagonists in Silence of the Lambs, and actress Jodie Foster who performed Starling's role in the movie adaptation of the same name.
  • Red Herring: Was a very obvious potential suspect for being Vermouth for a long time. A blonde American woman with suspicious skills investigating at Conan's school, she even used Vermouth's famous Catchphrase, "A secret makes a woman woman". Turns out she's an FBI agent looking for Vermouth who picked the phrase up from her enemy.
  • Secret Keeper: Quoting Vermouth: "Secret makes a woman woman."
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's shown to be quite observant and, while not at the level of Shinichi or Akai, is effective at deduction and case solving, contributing to the progress of several cases. Also, once she became aware that it was very likely Akai had faked his death, she was able to deduce most of the trick he used unassisted.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Reveal that Jodie is an FBI Agent is almost impossible to cover up without giving away too much.
  • Witness Protection: She was in one after seeing her parents killed by Sharon.
  • Working with the Ex: With Shuichi — see the Amicable Exes section for more details, and despite their past romantic history, they occasionally work together when doing FBI-related assignments and do so in a professional and friendly manner.
  • You Killed My Father: The reason behind Jodie's intense hatred for Vermouth is because the woman killed her parents.

    Rena Mizunashi
Voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi (JP)

A popular TV reporter. She is actually Kir of the Black Organization, but is then revealed to be Hidemi Hondou, a CIA spy having infiltrated the organization.

Mandatory Naming Note: See Meaningful Name, below.

    Eisuke Hondou
Voiced by Junko Noda (JP)

A New Transfer Student to Sonoko and Ran's class who has a somewhat weak health and comes off to be extremely clumsy. He came to Japan to find his sister's whereabouts, that sister being Hidemi Hondou of the CIA, aka, Kir of the Black Organization. He returned home shortly after the discovery, but not before telling Conan that he knew of his true identity, and that he had developed feelings for Ran.

Mandatory naming note: "Hondou" comes from Bondo (ボンド), the Japanese pronunciation of (James) Bond, Eisuke from mystery writer Eisuke Kaito.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: That one time he tracked down Mizunashi Rena's room and was willing to stab her with scissors just to find out where his sister was.
  • Big Sister Worship: To Hidemi. As seen in their flashback, Hidemi has saved Eisuke's life several times, includes giving a large portion of blood donation to him, which later becomes one of plot points that Rena Mizunashi is really Eisuke's sister, Hidemi.
  • Butt-Monkey: Always falling on his face.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Always got in accidents, which at one point, almost led to him bleeding to death. Parents died when he very young. And his only relative, his elder sister Hidemi, mysteriously disappeared.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And how— go back above and check Kobayashi-sensei's picture, and he looks 80% like her.
  • Hidden Depths: Eisuke figuring out Conan's real identity as Shinichi Kudo proves his intelligence is on par with Shinichi/Conan and/or Heiji Hattori.
  • Hopeless Suitor: His talk of bringing Ran to America with him may have been a bluff but he seems to recognize that it wouldn't have worked even if he had been serious about it.
  • Ill Boy: He had leukemia when he was a child, and he got better due to his older sister Hidemi's bone marrow donation. This is a plot point as his blood type changed because of it: he used to be a O, but now he and Hidemi/Rena are AB. All story arcs related to him happened in hospitals. Even when he's not the one admitted.
  • Improvised Weapon: Eisuke used a pair of scissors to try and stab Mizunashi Rena when he found her in the hospital.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: He was born and raised in Osaka.
  • The Klutz: He's constantly bumping into or falling over something.
  • Love at First Sight: Tells Conan that he fell in love with Ran the first time he met her.
  • Love Triangle: Invoked and subverted. In front of Conan, Eisuke claims to have fallen in love with Ran and that he wants to take her to America with him. When Conan/Shinichi reacts strongly, he takes it as the hint he needed to guess his secret identity, and then both promises to be one of his Secret Keepers and asks him to protect her in his stead.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With his older sister Hidemi. While Hidemi/Rena is Action Girl, The Mole, a CIA agent who infiltrate Black Organization, Eisuke is cute clumsy Dude Looks Like a Lady.
  • Megane: Though he has such a high moe quotient and girlish looks that he could easily pass as a female example.
  • Mixed Ancestry: He is a third generation Japanese-American.
  • New Transfer Student: A new student of Teitan High School. The reason he transferred was to investigate why reporter Rena Mizunashi looked remarkably similar to his missing older sister.
  • Nice Guy: He's polite, kind, and sensitive.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Though he is clumsy by nature, more than one of his blunders weren't that casual.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of file 621/episode 508 Eisuke departs for America and is not heard from or mentioned since.
  • Secret Keeper: One of the few people who actually guessed Conan's secret identity correctly, and by himself. This probably put his intelligence on par with Heiji!
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Eisuke was able to guess that Conan is Shinichi Kudo simply by looking at him and then pretend he was going to take Ran to America with him, so he could get a response from him. It worked!
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He takes after his mother in appearance, which also means he and her older sister, Hidemi aka Rena, look alot alike, since she also gained his looks from their mother.

    Masumi Sera
Voiced by Noriko Hidaka (JP)

A rather peculiar New Transfer Student to Ran and Sonoko's class. Like Shinichi and Heiji, she is a high-school detective.

She moved from England to Japan to find out what happened to her brother, Shuuichi Akai, after getting word of his supposed death.

Mandatory Naming Note: Her name comes from Mobile Suit Gundam's Sayla Mass. The family connections are not coincidental.

  • Action Girl: Jeet Kune Do practitioner.
  • A-Cup Angst: Exclaims "They're due to pop out every day now!" when her small bust is commented upon, and then she insists that her mother has quite large breasts and therefore hers will become this too.
  • Amateur Sleuth: Another high-school age detective.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Maybe. She did tease Ran and Sonoko when they first met by saying that Ran's just her type, and also has had quite a bit of Les Yay with her. Meanwhile she also at one point jokes about having a secret boyfriend, and shows a rather strong fondness for Conan/Shinichi.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Like the other high-school age detectives of the series, if slightly less prone to dramatics, Sera has a very good eye for details and is able to largely work out and give detailed explanations of tricks used in crime scenes.
  • Badass Armfold: Her Character Tic is doing this. Most commonly while leaning on a wall.
  • Badass Biker: Uses a motorcycle most of time, and once used it to smack a criminal about to kill Conan.
  • Bifauxnen: She's an Amateur Sleuth who at first is mistaken as a Troubled, but Cute guy until she shows up in Ran and Sonoko's class wearing the school's female uniform. In-story she's mostly seen as a tomboyish Biker Babe, and at least one of her friends (Sonoko) has found her pretty in a boyish way.
  • Bokukko: As fitting with her appearance and personality, her pronoun of choice is the boyish "boku"
  • But Not Too Foreign: She claims to have studied abroad in America, but Conan eventually realizes little slips, such as calling soccer "football", that confirm she was actually in the United Kingdom. The flashback to when Shinichi and Ran first met Masumi confirms her mother was British and that she was indeed born and raised in the UK. Interestingly, both her parents have Japanese surnames (Sera and Akai), implying that despite her mother's extremely European features, there's Japanese heritage on both sides of the family.
  • Catchphrase: Sera's catchphrase upon the conclusion of a case is "case closed".
  • Cute Little Fangs: She has prominent canines that sometimes show when she smiles.
  • Expy: Word of God confirmed she is based off of another Detective Conan character, Natsuki Koshimizu.
  • Fangirl: When she was young she liked to read the "Night Baron" series, so she is fan of Yusaku Kudo.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Her green eyes turn out to be inherited from her mother Mary.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Almost always seen wearing a fedora and utilizes her motorcycle to capture criminals. Plus, she's a Jeet Kune Do expert.
  • Find the Cure!: Her mother was shrunk to middle-school age with APTX, so Sera's other main goal is find an antidote.
  • Foil: To Eisuke Hondou. Both are Mysterious Transfer Students with a Mixed Ancestry and a keen eye for detail and turn out to have some connection to an undercover agent in the Black Organization, both of them being the younger sibling to said agent (Eisuke to Hidemi Hondou aka Rena Mizunashi aka Kir, Sera to Shuichi Akai aka Rye. Eisuke is clumsy, resembles a woman, and has only met Ran and heard about Shinichi as a teenager; Masumi is athletic, often mistaken for a man, and it's heavily implied she met Shinichi and Ran as children.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: It's been heavily alluded to that both Conan/Shinichi and Ran met her before when they were children, with both of them having vague feelings of recollection around her. Confirmed later: they met in the beach around 10 years before the story began.
  • Hint Dropping: Like many characters in the series, Sera has her secrets. Uniquely however, she seems to be actively trying to drop large hints about what they are so that Conan can figure them out, short of outright telling him.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Appearance wise, anyway. Unlike most of the other high-schoolers in the series (that aren't known to be privy to Conan secretly being Shinichi), Sera treats Conan like a friend more her own age instead of a child ten years younger. That being said, there are many hints she is aware that Conan isn't the child he looks to be.
    • All but outright confirmed that Sera knows Conan is actually her age. She still has the distinction of very openly treating Conan as an equal in any and all situations without tiptoeing around the issue. This is the friendliness that has had Sonoko teasingly label Sera a paedophile.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Almost every character who meets her when she's in her casual clothing mistakes her for a boy at first. Her appearance even manages to confuse Kaitou Kid who after mistaking her for a teenage boy, knocked her out and stripped her of her clothes in order to impersonate her and still failed to notice until he was told.
  • Messy Hair: Part of her Bifauxnen appearance.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Born to a Japanese father and a British mother.
  • Mugged for Disguise: It happens to her in The Blush Mermaid Heist. She's knocked out and stripped of her clothes by Kaitou Kid, who disguises himself as her and leaves her Bound and Gagged in the men's bathroom. It becomes a crucial plot point to solve the case, as Kaitou Kid mistakenly assumed she was a boy and thus made several mistakes when impersonating her.
  • New Transfer Student: The newest student of Teitan High after Eisuke left for America. Her various behaviors and comments made by and about her suggests she's got quite a few plot relevant secrets and connections under her belt.
  • Nice Girl: Sera has a cheery, sociable, boyish personality and is well liked by her classmates at Teitan High.
  • Nice Hat: Has a number of Fedoras.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Has shown a tendency to throw chummy hugs around her friends, or excitedly get right up in Conan's face when she's enquiring him about something.
  • Plucky Girl: Masumi is a biker babe bifauxnen who does her best to help her friends and look for both her missing older brother and a cure for her mother, who is an APTX survivor like Conan and Ai.
  • Running Gag: About the above, people being unsure if she's a girl or a boy.
  • Samus Is a Girl: On Ran, Conan and Sonoko, as well as the audience who don't find out concretely that she's female until after the first case she's involved in.
  • Secret Keeper: Is mysteriously hiding an unusually mature-behaving young girl, whom Sera resembles, in the hotel room where she is living. Said child has specifically asked Sera to keep her presence hidden from others. It's later revealed that the child is her mother, Mary Sera, who like Shinichi/Conan and Shiho/Ai was shrunk to a child-age. Both of them are looking for clues to find a cure for her.
  • She's Got Legs: Whether she's in her uniform or in normal clothes, there's quite the focus on her long legs.
  • Shipper on Deck: She teases Ran about her and Shinichi's relationship, and even calls her Shinichi's girlfriend.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Implied. It's mentioned that Shuichi Akai went to America and decided to join FBI after their father's death. Then in Chapter 972, Akai mentioned that their mother, Mary, was still pregnant when Akai left Japan for America. This means Masumi wasn't born yet by the time their father died.
  • Spirited Competitor: In some degree, she seems to like rivalry or contests to see who is the winner.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As of Chapter 822, she's been revealed to be Shuuichi Akai's younger sister. Lampshaded and foreshadowed by the fact that Conan mentions that she looks like someone he knows when they first met.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: According to Word of God, the entire reason Sera was created was to have a character similar to the aforementioned Natsuki, who had proven popular with fans, but could no longer be used since she was arrested for killing someone.
  • Tomboy: When she said she was going to dress more girlishly for an Iron Chef-style show's taping she meant she'd be wearing girly panties.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Masumi is quite quick-minded, coming up with clever plans and adapting them to sudden changes rapidly.

    Tooru Amuro
Voiced by Toru Furuya (JP)

A Private Detective who first appeared posing as a waiter while helping a client with a case. He currently works at Café Poirot, and has become Kogoro's apprentice.

He is, in fact, Bourbon of the Black Organization, and is shown to be one of the few operatives Vermouth is willing to work with. He is THEN revealed to actually be Rei Furuya, a member of the Japanese secret police having infiltrated the Black Organization.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: File 1011 reveals that despite having been born in Japan and having lived there his whole life, he was picked on as a child for having foreign ancestry.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Amuro has dark skin, lighter than, but closer to Heiji's color. File 1011 reveals that one of his parents isn't Japanese.
  • But Not Too Foreign: See Ambiguously Brown. However, he was born in Japan and and has lived there his whole life.
  • The Apprentice: He asks to be Kogoro's apprentice to improve his deductional skills.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Amuro's deduction skills are on par with the likes of Shinichi/Conan and Heiji.
  • Badass Driver: Amuro is a capable driver, capable of precisely swinging his car in front of another during a high speed car chase in order to stop it with a controlled collision.
  • Bishōnen: He is often described as "good-looking".
  • Breakout Character: One of the most popular characters in the series, in spite of being introduced very far into its run. His popularity is significant enough that he got his own spinoff in 2018.
  • Genius Bruiser: Besides being a great detective, he's also great at boxing, as shown when a single punch from him to an attacker's gut causes him to spray blood from the mouth and collapse.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: The Zero's Tea Time spinoff, as the title implies, shows what he does to relax, including online gaming and actually going fishing.
  • Homage: To Amuro, complete with white RX-7 which is Shout-Out to RX-78-2. And with the same seiyuu, to boot. His real name comes from both the character and seiyuu as well.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's implied to have had one with none other than Elena "Hell's Angel" Miyano.
    • File 1011 elaborates on this: Elena felt a kinship with the young Rei Furuya since she was also part Japanese. She encouraged him to not feel discouraged by his foreign ancestry and try to get along with other children.
  • Living a Double Life: A triple life in this case. On the surface, he maintains a civilian identity of Tooru Amuro, a cafe worker and amateur sleuth. Secretly, he's a Black Organization operative codenamed Bourbon. His real identity, however, is that of Furuya Rei, a police officer of the Public Security Bureau, the Japanese secret police.
  • Master of Disguise: As Scar Akai. Apparently he had some help from Vermouth for that.
  • The Mole: He is Bourbon. And the fake Akai that was around for a while.
  • Mysterious Past: Previously attended the police academy and was a friend of Takagi's deceased superior, Wataru Date. Becomes even more mysterious after one wonders how someone from the police academy became a member of the Black Organization, or if he was already a member of the Organization before applying to the academy.
  • The Reveal:
    • When he announces his Bourbon codename in front of a normally sized Shiho Miyano (Kaito Kid in disguise) during the Mystery Train arc.
    • Much later, it also turns out that he's actually a mole infiltrating the Black Organization. His actual allegiance is that it's not the FBI, which he has some disdain for; he seems to be working for the Japanese Secret Police instead.
  • Reverse Mole: Yet another spy in the Black Organization.
  • Shout-Out: His name, Amuro.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In order to further infiltrate the Organization's inner circle, he planned to run over an elementary school teacher and hand over Shuuichi Akai to them. Akai calls him out on this, reminding him not to forget their true targets.
  • Wham Line: During the Mystery Train arc. "Bourbon... that's my codename!"


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